Funeral services for Mr. Shelby Martin of Bienville, LA will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10am at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro. Interment will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery with Bro. Jackie Sutton and Bro. Mel Campbell officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 from 5-9pm at Edmonds Funeral Home.
Mr. Martin was born on August 9, 1927 and passed away on January 3, 2013 after a brief illness. He was 85.
Survivors include, three daughters, Evelyn Smith and husband Jimmy of Bienville, LA, Peggy Walls and husband Steve of Bienville, LA and Connie Kyles and husband Sonny of Ringgold, LA, one son, Allen Martin and wife Robbin of Quitman, LA, eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Eula Martin, his wife, Barnie Joy Martin, granddaughter, Samantha Kyles, brother, Roy Martin and two sisters, Inez Gibbs and Eva Jean Folden.
Pallbearers will include, Mike Smith, James, Lee, Matt Kyles, Jeremy Smith, Taylor Smith and Calvin Martin. Honorary pallbearers will include, Mason Smith, Jaxon Allen, Blake Rasbury, Kaleb Kyles, Chad Walls, Clinton Calep, Ed Jones, John Priest and Alvie Bullock.
The family would like to thank Willow Ridge Nursing Home and St. Joseph's Hospice for their love and care for Mr. Martin during his illness.
You may view our website and send condolences at www.edmondsfuneralhome.com
Published in Shreveport Times on Jan. 4, 2013